HYDERABAD: YS Sharmila, founder of YSR Telangana Party will embark on ‘ Praja Prasthana Yatra’ a padayatra in Telangana from October 20. She will start from Chevella constituency, the same place from where her father late Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy started his padayatra in 2004.
Speaking to the media at the party office in Lotus Pond, Hyderabad on Monday, Sharmila explained the nature and purpose of the padayatra.YS Sharmila, said she would undertake a padayatra (foot march) from October 20 to understand people's problems and find solutions. Following in his (former chief minister late YS Rajasekhara Reddy) footsteps, we are also going to undertake padayatra for almost a year. It is called the 'Praja Prasthana Yatra', she said.
The padayatra will cover 90 constituencies across the state, barring Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area. During KCR rule, attacks on Dalits have increased by 800 per cent while liquor sales grew by 300 per cent and so did attacks on women, she alleged. She hit out at the Congress and the BJP alleging that they have sold out to the TRS and said her party would enlighten people on the issue.